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We crew aboard the ship

Just man when not at sea

Against the wind and cold equip

And keep civility

The lookout perched atop

The sarge' at arms austere

The gofor, hope he doesn't drop

Below, the engineers

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A man sees sun so hot

The gaze returned will miss

Ignoring man it sees him not

Instead it's seeing this

One hole seen at noon

Two holes seen at midnight

Three holes seen at break of dawn

Four holes seen in afternoon

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EDM's quite warm. Just need to figure out what I'm getting at with the different numbers of holes that are seen at those particular times.

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pin cushion....???

or maybe.....a jumper...???

or worse....a shoe??? :blink:

:):D

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drum kit

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This might be revealing a bit too much, but in case you're stuck

while I am sticking to my general principle of riddling about something tangible (or rarely about an event, which this isn't), it's not a single tangible object

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a cloud

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Buttonholes? Like, at this time you have this many holes opened/closed, and it changes as the day goes on?

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Buttonholes? Like, at this time you have this many holes opened/closed, and it changes as the day goes on?

Most definitely on the right track. There was a reason why I chose those particular times of the day though, as well as the way the second stanza was put together.

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See, I was thinking of a

Pee Coat...but I'm missing something...

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See, I was thinking of a

Pee Coat...but I'm missing something...

ROFL, I sure hope you meant to say Pea Coat! Otherwise... well I'm not even going to go there.

But that still wouldn't fit all the clues, or the hint in post #30.

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This is probably getting really cold, but

Telescope lenses? Or maybe binoculars or something? Like the focus? Or the diaphragm in a microscope?

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Ooh, I really like the way microscope could work as another way of interpreting the second stanza, it would fit perfectly. The only problem is with the other stanzas, you're right in that it wasn't the direction I was heading with this riddle.

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A Derringer?

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A Derringer?

Haha, nah, I wrote this one before I started playing Mafia.

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A ski mask?

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A ski mask?

That particular piece of headgear would actually defy the specified number of holes seen in relation to time of observation described in the second and third stanzas...

Edit: And if it's any help, I had originally written the last stanza to be along the lines of the riddle from the Hobbit

"No-legs lay on one-leg, two legs sat near on three legs, four legs got some."

Fish on a one-legged table, man eating on a three-legged stool, his cat gets the bones

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But I suspect you are in the refrigerator, being eaten at different hours. Cake perhaps? Icecream scoops?

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Lol, I don't let that kind of stuff just sit around in my icebox, I eat it all instantly as soon as I get my paws on it.

it's making the point that the gaze is coming from the sun towards the man at various times of day

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ahahaha shakeepuddn i liked your guess:D

... annn i was hoping for a diff hint plasmid:(... already got that part..:S

i'm going maaadd trying to think of things that fit all the stanzas!

ummm shot in the dark but is part of the answer

a window or something close?

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Hey, plasmid, what about adding some more lines to the original riddle? *hint hint*

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Okie dokie, new stanza added.

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Hi everyone.

The 'holes' could be referring to the number of holes in different clothing. From top to bottom,

A hat has one hole

A regular t-shirt has 4 holes (one for head, two for arms and one at the bottom)

A pair of pants has 3 holes (waist and 2x legs)

A pair of shoes (or socks) have 2 holes

As far as the timing goes, one hole at noon (head) and 2 holes at midnight (socks/shoes) makes sense. But I'm not entirely sure how to justify pants being the break of day with the shirt being the afternoon. But other than that, I think it fits well enough especially considering the additional clues Plasmid has dropped so far.

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Hi everyone.

The 'holes' could be referring to the number of holes in different clothing. From top to bottom,

A hat has one hole

A regular t-shirt has 4 holes (one for head, two for arms and one at the bottom)

A pair of pants has 3 holes (waist and 2x legs)

A pair of shoes (or socks) have 2 holes

As far as the timing goes, one hole at noon (head) and 2 holes at midnight (socks/shoes) makes sense. But I'm not entirely sure how to justify pants being the break of day with the shirt being the afternoon. But other than that, I think it fits well enough especially considering the additional clues Plasmid has dropped so far.

Hi DD, long time no hear. Whatever you've been up to in the meantime, it hasn't dulled your riddle solving skills; your first guess was a hole in one.

thinking behind shirt being seen in the afternoon is that it would best be seen looking from an angle from above, and pants would best be seen at dawn from an angle just a tad beneath the horizon.

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skyscraper?

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Is it intentional that the number of... 'holes' is the same number of syllables in the time of day???

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storygirl, this puzzle has been solved already. Please refran from making unnecessary guesses and pulling up old riddles that overshadow the new ones.

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